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SSOTN - Featured Member

December 2008 Featured Member
Full Name Kevin Mariano & Jennifer Clarke
Screen Name Kcobra98 & Lowfuel
Type and year of car

98 Cobra (HIS) & 00 GT VERT (HERS)

 

Born where Sellersville (Kev) Lehigh Valley (Jen)
Reside Where

Quakertown both of us, till couple years ago were in Bethlehem now.. but went to school together since 2nd grade! Lol

Family Julian our AMAZING son! 4.5 years old.
Pets

Mieka (Akita) F dog & Bunny.. Julian named “baby bunny” was his Easter present





 
What modifications do you have to the car(s)?

Kevs:

Fresh rebuilt motor & heads, Rebuilt "scott leir" T45 Tranny

Pro-M 85MM MAF

BBK CAI, BBK 65MM T/B

Screaming demon Coil packs

GRANATELLI 0ohm Plug Wires

Brisk Silver Racing Spark Plug

Cantage Oil Pan 7qt

Cantage Windage tray

Electric Water pump Mazeire

BBK underdrive pulleys

BBK Longtube Headers

Dr. Gas X pipe

Flowmaster 2 chamber

Fidanza aluminum Flywheel

Fidanza 4.3 (6 puck)

FMS Aluminum Driveshaft

A/C Delete Kit

SCT 4 bank

Zex Dry kit (125 shot)

Zex window switch

30lb injectors

Polished upper intake hat

IMRC Deletes, Ported

Steeda Oil Separator

255 in tank

31 spline axles & carrier

Tokico 5 ways

Pro-kit rear springs

Tubular K member,

Oil Filter Relocation Kit

Tubular A-arms,

Front Coilovers (Road race springs 400lb)

Upper & lower rear tubular control arms

10.5" Cobra R rims (rear)

All Royal Purple Fluids

Complete competition stereo!

Tuned by “DAVE”  @ SGS

Jens:

Vortech SQ V2 Supercharger

Power pipe

42lb injectors

255 intank

Accel COPS

Fidanza aluminum Flywheel

Fidanza 3.2 Clutch

70mm BBK T/B

Trick Flow Plenum

Flowmaster 2 Chamber

X-Pipe O/R

Shorty headers

B&M Shifter

Pro-Kit Springs

98 Cobra Rims

All Royal Purple Fluids

SCT Chip

Dyno Tuned by Dave @ SGS

 
What mods to you have planned for the future?

Kev: Turbo kit & Built Short block

Jen: More body mods.. light bar, new hood.. rims.. Car is setup perfect for her.. good daily driver with good power.

 
What was your original goal for the car(s)?

Jen: Getting a supercharger

Kev: 10 Sec Daily Driver

 

 

 
What is your present goal for car(s)?

Jen: Got the supercharger and a new engine so being able to drive it without it breaking for awhile.

Kev: Finding the right setup between street and stip..

 
What was your reason for buying the car(s)?

Kev: 2 reasons.. my brother has always had mustangs when I was young and always loved them since a very young age and 1t the time friend just bought a new 99’ GT so I saw this cobra for sale and had to get it! + the 98 cobra was always my favorite year at the time!

Jen: Was tired of my stock 94 gt and wanted a newer mustang. kev thinks I bought it to impress him..lol ive had mustangs longer then he has

 
What other cars have you considered buying?

Kev: Supra Turbo, WS6,

Jen:   g35 sports coupe and now any soccer mom SUV… BMW X5..

 
How did you find this car?

Kev: AUTOTRADER!! WHOOHOO

Jen: Driving by a dealer

 
What is your favorite thing about your car? 

Kev: Cranking up the stereo, and ripping around blasting the music hearing the engine in the backround.. it’s a high like none other!

Jen:  Being able to get in it and put the top down and going for a cruise

 
Car / Driver achievements
Both: Just personal achievements that’s about it. From new best ETs, HP goals, mods.. so on
 
Shout outs to people that helped you achieve these goals?
Both: Wow so many people have helped me (us) over the years! If I had to name a few..Bill Tumas, Scott Leir, Krimpet, Dave (SGS).. but everyone at the club helped us.. just from ideas on their cars.. to explaining questions we’ve had! That’s why it’s such an amazing club!
 
What is your Best 1/4 time?

Kev: 12.5 @110 Motor, 11.6 @122 (NOS) This was old tune, have some new mods so can’t wait to see new times come spring!

Jen: 13.4 on MOTOR with light mods..  We will find out in spring what it does with the blower! Im sure low 12s..

 
Do you have any regrets along the way?

Nope.. I wouldn’t know what I know now if I did it any other way! No for jen too lol

 
What was or is your favorite vehicle to this day and why?

Kev: hmm honestly I think the 93.5 Supra Twin Turbo. Car was SO ahead of it time! All forged engine, 6speed, Targa, in 1993 having 320hp with easy mods making over 4-500! Unheard of from the factory! Then fast and the furious ruined it haha

Jen:

 
What other things do you enjoy besides cars?

Kev: Family, Friends, Xbox360 (COD!!) ,Computers, Music & Concerts, CARS! Haha oh yeah besides cars.. working on cars

Jen: spending time with my family, Watching sports, going to concerts and traveling

 
How did you find SSOTN?
Always knew of Bill Tumas from World Wide Stereo. I think my brother really knew him before I did..he always handed his ass to him in his supra twin turbo ;-) .. lol no I don’t think they ever really raced but one day when I came up to buy some more stereo equipment I had just bought the cobra and he told me about the club.. then I met Krimpet  and from those 2 it was all down hill from there! This had to be in 2000, maybe 2001, I invited Jen to come down with me Id say in 03”
 
What upcoming events in 2008/2009 do you plan on attending/racing, if any?
Spring/Fall Nats,
 
What is your favorite thing about the Nats?

Kev: Time to get away! Get the anger out! See everyone once again I only get to see at nats! Parties! Id have to say there not like they used to be, but still good!

Jen: Getting a weekend away with kev doing what we both love and now getting my family into it. Seeing everyone…meeting new people. Beer pong and of course Vodka bottle baseball - Gotta love that! Matt

 
Do you have a favorite movie?

Kev: DAYS OF THUNDER! “im dropping the hammer” lol

Jen: Gone in 60 seconds

 
What type of music do you listen to?

Kev: Rock, Alternitive.. I guess anything..  some fav groups are.. NIN, STP, Pearl Jam, Disturbed, A Perfect Circle.. u get the idea..

Jen: everything mostly rock Breaking Benjamin, Korn , NIN

 
What is your favorite food and beverage?

Kev: King Crab legs! Yumm and a damn root beer!

Jen:  Seafood

 

Congrats to Kevin Mariano & Jennifer Clarke for being the SSOTN Featured Members for December 2008.
Interview conducted by: Matthew DeCillis - Webmaster

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